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Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits off Panama

Boats rest on the water at Panama City, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

PANAMA CITY: The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 has hit just off the coast of Panama.

The quake, which was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), was recorded at 1:35 a.m. (0635 GMT). Its epicenter was in the sea, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of the city of David.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.

 

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